[ pi-lahf, pee-lahf ]
/ pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf /
a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.
Also pi·laff, pilau, pilaw.
Origin of pilaf
1925–30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw
Words nearby pilaf
Definition for pilaw (2 of 2)
[ pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou ]
/ pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ /
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Example sentences from the Web for pilaw
Each orta had two or three great caldrons used for boiling the soup and pilaw; these were under the guard of subordinate officers.
Mix all well together; make it into small cakes; fry it of a light brown, and put it round the pilaw.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
British Dictionary definitions for pilaw
pilaf, pilaff (ˈpɪlæf), pilao (pɪˈlaʊ), pilaw (pɪˈlɔː) or pulao (pʊˈlaʊ)
/ (pɪˈlaʊ) /
a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added
Word Origin for pilau
C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian
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